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About

Franz Martig was born April 29th 1972 in Bern, Switzerland.

After getting his bachelor degree he began to work as a lighting technician and dolly grip (e.g. "Vater,
lieber Vater", "Tatort" "Erocops", "Azzurro", "Ernstfall in Havanna"). In 1995 he studied filmology in
Z├╝rich, from 1996 to 2002 medicine in Bern, keeping on working as a film technician and producing his own
films and video projects. Since 2003 he works as a doctor. In 2006 he joined an expedition to the Himalayas
(Dhaulagiri, 8167m) as a doctor and film maker.

gafferfilm was founded in 1996 allowing the film maker to sneak in at Locarno film festival as a producer with
his own company. Since then it has been producing all the films by Franz Martig. The name is derived from
the film makers most beloved gadget gaffer's tape.

«Franz Martig: Der Chirurg, der Filme schneidet», PDF Berner Zeitung BZ, October 24, 2005